The After-School Programme was developed by the Ministry of Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment in response to the increase of crime in communities island wide. This programme gives students an opportunity to engage in skill building and social development activities during the period after school and before parents get home from work. The programme runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, from Mondays to Wednesdays.
The Roseau R.C. Combined School is very fortunate to have its own music band. To achieve quality performance and skill, the students spend quality time with Mr. Leo Koodabachus in learning how to play different percussion instruments. This group currently has 11 students, 3 learning keyboard, 2 learning bass guitar, 4 learning drums and 2 learning the acoustic guitar. Mr. Koodabachus is a very patient, generous and determined gentleman who sacrifices his time teaching the children and preparing them for different activities during the school year.
Mr. Koodabachus and the band rehearsing.
The band and choir performing at District Christmas Concert
In these sessions, students get to experience learning in a creative and informative setting, different from that of their everyday classrooms. Some of the areas covered are phonetic awareness, mathematics, English, arts and creative writing. Students also get assistance with assignments. This groups currently has 26 students ranging from the age of 8 to 12 years old.
Life Skills is a broad subject, from communication to discipline which makes the subject fun to teach and engage the students both physically and mentally. For the month cycle 26 students are taught various skills like creative thinking, self-awareness, communication, etc. Also the students are engage in energizing games in the beginning of the session to get their energy level up to participant in the class.
The main objective of the Life Skills is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be successful individuals and lifelong learners.
*Increasing on self-esteem and self-responsibility
*Inspiring them to stay in school and develop a lifetime enthusiasm for learning.
* Develop their positive social, critical thinking, and decision making skills.
*Teaching them the skills and knowledge to protect themselves from drugs, violence and other harmful influence around them.